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  • 03 06
    2019

    Candidates Do the Darndest Thingsā€¦ 2019 Edition

    We’ve always said that though executive search provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet and work with fascinating, high-achieving, brilliant individuals, the “exceptions to the rule” stand out vividly…and that every time we think we’ve seen it all, we realize we haven’t come close…

    A few months ago we published an article on best practices and tips for video conferencing. Following a few recent VC experiences, we realized we had neglected to ...

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  • 09 12
    2018

    Help, I Made a Bad Hire! Advice from Executives on Making the Best of a Bad Situation

    What do you do when you have hired someone who, once on board, is not a good hire? No one intends to make bad hiring decisions but for a variety of reasons, they happen. Think Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde.

    We interviewed a number of leaders and, interestingly, most offered the same advice. Within three to six months—and sometimes much sooner, they agreed—you will know if you have made a bad hire. Their recommendation ...

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  • 07 14
    2017

    Turning Down an Offer Because of Vacation Policy? Yep, It Happens

    One of the fastest growing companies in Houston had courted an operations executive from a Fortune 10 company for months. This entrepreneurial company had stretched to meet the candidate’s compensation requirements which was not an easy thing to do given the richer retirement plan of this energy behemoth. Despite the executive having a much greater upside with the smaller company, he ultimately turned down the offer. Why? Because his new employer was not willing ...

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  • 02 09
    2015

    Two bullet-proof solutions for the executive suffering from "lonely at the top" syndrome

    As any CEO will tell you, it’s lonely at the top. A smart executive will be sure to have that one individual to whom they can turn in the most difficult times. A CEO needs a safe space where he or she can find reassurance, a shoulder to lean on, and a pair of ears to listen, free of judgment. It’s not his or her Chief of Staff or Executive Assistant. It’s ...
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